Red Deer Attractions
Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.
When in Red Deer don't miss historic Heritage Square and Fort Normandeau. Both sites showcase Red Deer's frontier roots and are portals to the past.
Red Deer and District Museums also contain some impressive exhibits and artifacts. The interesting architecture of St. Mary's Church and beautiful Waskasoo Park round off a list of interesting sites and attractions.
Red Deer is in lake country and two nearby lakes of note are Sylvan Lake and Gull Lake. Both of these lakes offer excellent boating opportunities and are often bustling with activity during the warm, dry summer.
Red Deer and the surrounding area are also home to a myriad of local shops, restaurants and cafes, which all add to the personality of the area.
Located in a beautiful river valley parkland, midway between Calgary and Edmonton, along the Highway 2 corridor, Red Deer's central location makes it an ideal place to live, visit or host location for your event.
Red Deer's central location gives it the distinction of being the only city in the Canadian prairies with a potential market of over two million people within a 160km radius.
Over 200,000 people live in Central Alberta and Red Deer, as Alberta's third largest city, is the hub of activity for many. Red Deer is known for its beautiful and numerous parks and the friendliness of its people.
From rest and relaxation, cultural venues, great shopping, to exciting experiences and adventures, there are plenty of things to do in Red Deer and its surrounding communities.
Downtown Red Deer is home to diversity, art and culture, history and modern developments. Most importantly, downtown is home to friendly people, interesting and unique businesses, and wonderful experiences.
Service, Friendliness, Local - In downtown, you will find a mix of laid back shops in historical buildings, and businesses in new and modern developments. The one common ground is the excellent customer service and friendliness that can be found at every business in downtown.
Downtown is host to the Red Deer Ghosts, a Public Art project highlighting the important people of Red Deer’s past. Truly an arts centre, downtown offers access to First Fridays, Harris-Warke, Gallery IS, Kiwanis Gallery at Library, Alleyscape Studio, performance venues like The Velvet Olive, and much more, including the soon to be open City Centre Stage.
Need to grab a bite to eat? Anything you are looking for can be found in downtown Red Deer. You can find a slice of pizza, grab a quick lunch at one of the numerous bistro’s and café’s, sit down for something exotic, or have a classy evening meal. Downtown Red Deer has any type of restaurant you would want.
Offering some of the nicest park areas in Central Alberta, you are always a few steps away from a green space in downtown Red Deer making it a truly diverse and interesting area of town. Come on down to take a look for yourself! Enjoy Rotary Recreation Park with easy access to picnic facilities, childrens play area and wading pool, and is home to Heritage Square. City Hall Park has a beautiful assortment of flowers and is a great place to sit and relax. Or chose to wander through Coronation Park, Galbraith Park, Gaetz Park, Downtown Plaza Park as well as numerous pocket parks scattered around downtown.
With major shopping areas on each end of the city and countless shopping opportunities in between, Red Deer is Central Alberta's ultimate shopping destination.
The Market at Red Deer, formerly known as the Farmer's Market, is open to locals and visitors from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving. Vendors come from all over Western Canada to be a part of this popular outdoor market.
A pedestrian-friendly people place, downtown Red Deer is alive with culture, entertainment, unique shops and eateries.
Bower Place Mall and Parkland Mall also offer a large variety of retail stores to fulfill your shopping needs.
Southpointe Common, Red Deer's newest shopping district, has a number of new retail stores to serve you.
Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant
24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.
Moxie's Classic Grill & M Bar
Classic dining in a contemporary upscale atmosphere, complete with dark wood interior. Enjoy fabulous food in an upbeat, stylish environment.